NICHD conducts and supports a variety of clinical research related to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Select a link below to learn more about these projects.
- Reducing HIV Risk Among Adolescents: Evaluating Project HEART (Health Education and Relationship Training)
This study evaluates an educational web-based intervention designed to increase adolescent girls' motivation and skills to engage in safer sexual behavior.
- Contraceptive Awareness and Reproductive Education
The objective of this research is to develop effective treatments to reduce unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections for girls between 13 and 18 years old who are involved with the justice system.
- A Randomized Trial to Prevent Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
The purpose of this study is to determine whether treating pregnant women who have a primary CMV infection with CMV antibodies will reduce the number of babies infected with CMV.
- Adolescent Master Protocol for Participants 18 Years of Age and Older (AMP Up)
This is a prospective cohort study designed to define the impact of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy on young adults with perinatal HIV infection as they transition into adulthood.
- An Observational Study of Hepatitis C Virus in Pregnancy (HCV)
The primary purpose of this multicenter observational study is to examine risk factors for HCV transmission from mother to baby.